Liam Neeson Thought Taken Speech Was Corny

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Liam Neeson did not originally like his iconic speech in the movie “Taken.” The 2008 film feature’s the actor’s character promising to stop at nothing to save his daughter from a kidnapping in Paris.

Neeson’s monologue became one of the most quoted lines in recent movie history, but he called it “corny” saying, “I certainly did sound scary, but I thought it was corny. It was a cornball. I really did feel that. It’s nice to be proven wrong.”


In his iconic speech, Neeson’s character says, “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don’t have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career.”

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